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Gurnee County Park
|Park Overview:|| |
This park is an old quarry arena, having a 40 to 80 foot escarpment as a backdrop. The grounds are hard packed with traprock, and partly covered with brush and small trees.
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Park Acreage:||23 acres|
|Buy Trail Map:||Hudson Palisades Trails Map|
|Park Description:|| |
The quarry provides opportunities for geologic study. It first began business in 1896 and continued for 34 years. Rock was removed by hand drilling and blasting. The crushed stone was shipped by rail from the former Mount Ivy railroad station. The high quality of the stone was used for driveway and roadbeds throughout eastern and southern New York. The westerly end of South Mountain Park lies just south of Gurnee Park and runs along the ridge eastward for almost two miles to Central Highway.
|Trails Overview:|| |
There are no marked trails in the park.
From Exit 12 Palisades Parkway travel north on Route 45. Entrance is on the right some 800 feet before the intersection of Route 202.
Public Transportation: Rockland Coaches
|Contact Information:||Gurnee County Park |